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No love from UFC crowd for old romantic Benson Henderson

  |  April 21, 2013

Gilbert Melendez fails to fend off Benson Henderson inside the UFC cage. Pic: Jeff Chiu/AP
Gilbert Melendez fails to fend off Benson Henderson inside the UFC cage.  Pic: Jeff Chiu/AP

Never let it be said that MMA fans aren't sensitive souls.

Benson Henderson, having just beaten Strikeforce counterpart Gilbert Melendez to retain his UFC lightweight title and, effectively, unify the championships, took the opportunity of his win and being on live television around the world to propose to his girlfriend Maria Magana.

Now, you might think this heartwarming finale to a five round victory would be enough to touch even the stoniest audience member.

You'd be wrong.

Oh dear. Here's hoping there's not a repeat performance at the wedding…

Elsewhere on the card, Daniel Cormier beat Frank Mir by unanimous decision, while Josh Thomson beat Nate Diaz after his corner threw in the towel.  Matt Brown won by stoppage over Jordan Mein, while Chad Mendes finished Darren Elkins quickly.